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>> the following is an abc 7 sports presentation. >> his name is robert griffin iii, and he has a new home. >> ♪ hold on to me as we go as we roll down this unfamiliar road and although this wave is stringing us along just know you're not alone because i'm gonna make this pla your home ooh, ooh, ooh ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh ooh, o, ooh ah, ah, ah ♪ >> yes, sir, rgiii has a new home, and redskins fans have new hope. >> abc 7 sports presents "the year of rgiii." >> from our rosslyn studios, the man of the hour, across t jumbotrons, rgiii, an entire half-hour dedicated to the redskins superstar. good evening. thank you for joining us.. tonight, the yeaear of rgiii and what a year it has been. what started out as the big grand, smiling kid at subway has turned into the quarterback leading the redskins to a potential super bowl. first up, seattle sunda but before that it was a long story, rich with a lot of different twists and turns. tim brant has the sto from the beginning. >> the superdome in new orleans. that is where this sean will end. it is also where the professional career o
quarterbacks, rg3 versus rw3, but it wasn't much of a qb battle after the 1st quarter, robert griffin, iii a shell of his normal self in round one of the playoffs. first possession and it's rg3 with all kinds of time to complete this one to pierre garcon and he breaks the tackle and it's a 30-yard gain down to the seattle 21-yard line. four plays later griffin and that offense moving, 3rd and goal, griffin to evan royster, a 3-yard touchdown, 7-0 redskins striking first. on their second possession a 1st and goal on the 4, griffin froze on the move and -- throws on the move and comes down in pain, his helmet comes off. two plays later griffin on a 3rd and 4, yeah, no worries about that knee apparently. he comes right back and they strike gold, logan paulsen with the touchdown, 14-0. on the play griffin after the temperature gets taken down by bruce irvin. so they're called for a 15-yard penalty on the ensuing kickoff.
, everson, griffin and tursi. >> can we do this separately? there are two separate incidents. but go in your order. -- >> let's go in your order. >> tonight it is my honor to present to you the heroic acts of officer joseph everson and officer minkel. wednesday, october 13, 2011, there were patrolling together as the violent reduction unit they have been assigned in uniform and driving a large unit. they were driving along pulled street when they ran the license plate of a car in front of them. the registration sticker display showed 2012, indicating car registration. their onboard computer results showing the registration expired in 2009. noting the discrepancy, the officer decided to pull the car over to investigate. as they activated the licensed siren, the car turned east and exhilarated at a higher rate of speed. suddenly the car with the driver in the front passenger pulled over just west of oregon, appearing to heat for the traffic stop. -- to he'd for the traffic stop. just as they were exiting the car for the traffic stop, the driver of the stopped vehicle abruptly took off running.
't have to do it all at once, which is, quite frankly, what we're having to do in atlanta now. griffin: we have thousands of assets that we have to keep track of. we have to always know their condition and continuously plan for their refurbishment at the right time. one of the things we're required to do under the consent decree is inspect our system. we're trying to find where there's leaks. so we blow smoke into the sewer pipe. man: we're locating places where water from the surface to the ground is running into the sewer pipe and overloading the system. hunter: we have 1,600 miles of sewer. we are evaluating every linear foot of that system. is the pipe leaking; are you having a lot of infiltration or inflow? thornell: every time it rains, water will come down, go into the pipe, enter the sewer system. it's very easy to repair this defect and get all that water out of the system. griffin: with our closed-circuit tv inspection, we record cracks, holes, pipes that are partially collapsed. hunter: we literally will have a digital video of every foot of our sewer that in the future, we can
much he loves to run. dr. james andrews released this statement robert griffin iii had successful knee surgery early this morning. he had a direct repair of his lcl and a redo of his previous acl reconstruction. we expect a full recovery and it is everybody's hope and belief that due to robert's high motivation he will be ready for the 2013 season. now, if that timetable of six to eight months holds true, griffin could join his team in training camp and possibly start the season but, of course, only time will tell. more on griffin's surgery a little later in sports. >>> i'm anita brikman at medstar national rehabilitation hospital in d.c. where the talk is all about rgiii, his recovery from the knee surgery today and specifically what kind of rehabilitation he can expect. joining me now is gina brown, a sports medicine specialist, physical therapist. when does rehab start for rgiii? >> tomorrow. he will come back, and he will probably go to the training room with a physical therapist, and their goals will be to basically work on decreasing the pain and the swelling that's in that joint
of the carter administration now as a special assistant to the attorney general griffin bell and as a spokesman he is now executive editor of the national geographic and it is a pleasure to have you back here, terry. [applause] >> i'm going to start with barbara, just because i think i want her to tell us what is this like? what is it like when you know, this is a moment that may be others that we knew what faced and you are faced with all of the papers and you are starting to go through them, what kind of an emotional experience is that, tells of the experience of going through. >> i must say what a pleasure and privilege it is to be on the same stage as president carter and ambassador young to and by the way, another to the surprise winner. [applause] >> also to say how pleased i am that jack's papers are here at emory. this is where they belong because you may not know what emory has an astounding collection but the curator here and he has a special deal as southern journalists and the of quite a distinguished -- one marshall. i'm proud that jack's papers are here while they be long but not
that are capable of going deep in the postseason. redskins quarterback robert griffin iii was trying to play through a knee injury in a cumbersome brace. griffin south royse. it was griffin to paulson for a touchdown. seattle was staring at a deficit. griffin had to observe a cheap shot after a pass that drew a penalty. griffin headed to the locker room. field goal got them on the goal. michael robinson with a swing pass. late in the third half, griffin throws for pierre garcon but he's well covered. earl thomas comes up with the pick that led to a seahawks field goal that made it 13-14 in the half. the seahawks were poised to take the lead. but lynch loses the ball when it's punched out by hill. neither team scored in the third quarter. seahawks broke through in the fourth. lynch gets free from the 27. who's out there trying to make a block in front of him. that's wilson. that's a pretty good demonstration of how fast the saoáe yacht -l quarterback is. the seahawks added a converge and took the lead. the redskins just could not get anything going after that second quarter. griffin tweaks h
is considering taking executive action to speed up the legislation. >>> robert griffin iii is recovering from knee surgery in florida and is expected to stay there so he can be monitored and begin the rehabilitation process. griffin had his torn lcl repaired and a redo of his previous acl construction. the operation lasted about five hours. the estimated recovery time is six to eight months. griffin is hoping to return in time for the start of next season. season. >>> coming up next, could be the next man in charge of the nation's finances but he might need a little handwriting help. >> if jacob lew is named treasury secretary, you will see his signature on the dollar bill but you might have a hard time reading it. >> also ahead, does the thought of doing your taxes give you a headache? a new study reveals just how complicated the nation's tax code really is. we'll tell you about that when we come back. >>> new rules for mortgage this is morning. they come from the new consumer financial protection bureau. for the first time, they lay out new regulation that banks have to follow. the mortgage
. for much of the redskins' season, the focus has been on a rookie quarterback robert griffin iii, for good reason. but another player has gotten the spotlight. jummy olabanji has more on him. >> there is no denying that alfred morris has had a standout season. he has helped carry the team forward. the 24-year-old has rushed for more than 1600 yards and scored more than a dozen touchdowns in his first nfl season. if the redskins win it this weekend, he is going to have to play big. >> i think the redskins are going to do what they do every week. they will show up and rushed for 160, 170 yards. >> every time he scored a touchdown this season, he did his signature move, mimicking a baseball player hitting a home run. he met the ball club this summer when they came to ashburn. he immediately became one of the biggest fans, even checking out a game during his break from football. >> great that he did that for us. >> he promised that he would shout them out with every touchdown. >> i'm like, i kind of like that. >> everyone is hoping for a big win. jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. >> some of the reds
to -- >> next up is deputy chief tomeka and griffin. >> i will follow where the chief left off. i can't of want to give support to ms. griffin and her team. they have done an incredible job. i know the chief provided you supporting documents on the jttf report that we discussed -- cjcj report from last here but we have come so far with the statistics and reporting and ms. griffin will go when i finish. we are committed to improving this and includes the statistical reporting and we support the restorative justice model. there was a presentation the tenderloin a couple of weeks ago and i know some of you were there to be part of that. for the public restorative justice is a model where we look at the whole person, where we provide the services -- not only the police department but the partner agencies in the city, so we're looking at housing. we looking at mental health services and it runs the gamut. we have people out there with no money at all. they can't provide for their own needs so the city and agencies come together and we offer the services. we can't force them on the people but
and griffin himself have released statements saying they believe he will be back on the field in time and griffin is staying in florida for a while to be monitored and begin rehabilitation. brian? >> and thanks. >> reporter: we're hearing from the national cathedral. the church will now begin performing same-sex marriages. the cathedral is among the first episcopal churches to officiate the marriages for the gay, lerp warp, bisexual and transgender members. the reverend hall joins us now. good to see you. >> good afternoon. >> and this is a change from previous thinking. hasn't it gone on and said it will perform blessings? why the change? >> two things happened. and it approved a right for same-six blessings and authorized them where same-sex marriage is illegal and that is in all parts of the diocese in the district and maryland and so, the bishop in consullation with each other and the new right and law and have felt it's time to take a step forward and offer same-sex marriage as l. >> and that is quite a step and considered america's church by many of the faith and is this a sig
, robert griffin iii's long recovery begins hours of their he had surgery to repair two ligaments. the controversy remains a big headline as does when he will return to the football field. tim brant, who has called nfl and college football games for 30 years is live to lead our rgiii coverage. >> the criticism is reaching a crescendo against mike shanahan and the washington redskins. it was the worst case scenario for the washington redskins. it lasted 5.5 hours. they repaired the lateral ligament and the aclu. -- acl. this is the second time rgiii's knee has been reconstructed. the integrity had been compromised in the longevity somewhat diminished. when can you expect him back? that also is controversial. the first six-eight weeks of recovery are critical. the redskins says he could be back in the six-eight months. that is very optimistic after a full reconstruction of the need. it is a redo, the second time he has had the knee reconstructed. that is the optimistic probability. the rehab it now begins. he is fit and extremely motivated. >> we definitely know that much. the recon
-day forecast coming up. scott, what is going on in sports? >> robert griffin 3 is ready to start rehab. what the doc said about his determination along the road of recovery. the lockout is over but did not stop the caps from getting a skate-in earlier today. brian. >> and if you have a story idea, we're back.  droid dna augmentation initiated. vision expanding to a 5-inch 1080p hd display and camera. touch acquiring nfc. hearing evolving with beats audio. wireless charging activated. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself. >>> lifeless images of osama bin laden are dangerous. that is the consensus of a panel of federal appeals court judges and they heard from watchdog groups watching the bloodied images being released under the freedom of information act. the judge sided concerns and that they could be used for propaganda and. >>> a minister selected to deliver the benediction of thes second inauguration withdrew from the is money. the reverend from atlanta was handpicked by the president since coming under fire and about re
will be ready for the 2013 season. if the recovery time hold true griffin should be able to participate in preseason drills and be ready for the start of the season in september. let's just hope they make the right decision when that time comes. >> of course this is all guesswork because everybody recovers differently in these sorts of surgeries. >> right. we see athletes have the best doctors around them and the best medicine so they tend to recover a little bit quicker, so let's just hope they're 100% sure before he takes the field. >> kristen, thank you for that. >>> acl injuries have ended the careers of many athletes but treatment these days works a lot better and now surgical repair is pretty common. bruce leshan talked with a surgeon who has done hundreds of these kinds of surgeries. the outcome is encouraging. >> dr. christopher mcgee says that over at washington adventist hospital if anybody has the intensity and motivation to recover from this it is rgiii. >> for the patella in front with the patellar tendon. >> reporter: the anterior cruciate legment lies just behind your kne
, robert griffin iii, russell wilson, and alfred morris. only non-quarterback in the group, who gets your vote and why? >> robert griffin iii gets my vote because he's the best player on the team. >> okay. >> and in the nfl. >> body of works, 16 weeks. 16 weeks. he didn't play 16 weeks. >> right. that's fine. >> he missed eight games. >> they were 3-6. >> didn't finish three others. >> they were 3-6. now they are division champs. >> correct. he won 10 games. but he didn't play in all 10 of those wins, is my point. >> it's not rookie of the year-- >> andrew luck has 11 wins. >> that's fine. >> russell wilson has 11 wins. >> look at his numbers. the numbers speak for themselves. look at rg-iii numbers. >> sound like a politician. >> look at andrew luck's numbers. rg-iii wins. >> no, he does not. >> easily. >> you say hands down, i say hands up. should be alfred morris. it's a quarterback-driven league. we get that. >> okay. >> this guy broke the redskins single-season rushing record. we're talking about for the team, the storied franchise that is the washington redskins. we can't discount t
robert griffin, iii did at his position. he's kind of the one that steals the spotlight and kind of the face. does it ever bother you that maybe you don't get as much as your attention for your success or are you perfectly fine flying under the radar? >> i'm perfectly fine. i love flying under the radar. i don't play to be recognized. i'm glad robert is taking all the credit. he's the quarterback anyway. that's perfectly fine with me. i love flying under the radar. i play the game because i love it, not because i want to be recognized. i'm a bruiser. i can run over people at the same time and make people miss as well. >> reporter: the redskins finished with the league's top rushing offense. >> robert griffin, iii is already a legend and alfred morris is becoming one. >> never in a million years i would have thought he'd be my quarterback but just him being the quarterback definitely helped take pressure off me and helped took pressure off him. we worked together. it was perfect. we fell into the perfect position together and were able to be successful as rookies to lead our team
his acl and performed what he called a redo of the original acl repair griffin got done in 2009. dr. andrews said the surgery will give griffin the best opportunity of a long professional career. aside from the successful surgery, the good news is the recovery time is less than originally expected. andrew says about 6-8 months until griffin can return to the field. andrews released a statement shortly after surgery today saying in part we expect a full recovery and it is everybody's hope and belief that due to his high motivation he will be ready for the 2013 season. now, of course, we've seen how motivated griffin is and what kind of work ethic he has. so return of the 2013 season definitely not out of the question. let's just hope it's the right decision. anita. >> thanks, kristin. >>> now, the information i got today on recovery and rehabilitation after the surgery for most people in the 8-12-month range. orthopedic surgeons have a lot of experience to go on. there are about 250,000 acl tears in the country every year. and there are cool new devices and therapies to help people h
. >>> robert griffin iii is recovering from knee surgery in florida and is expected to stay there so he can be monitored and begin the rehabilitation process. griffin had his torn acl repaired. the operation lasted about five hours. the estimated recovery time, six to eight months. he is hoping to return in time for the start of next season. >>> oscar nominees will be announced later on this morning. >> while most awards shows honor the best in entertainment, there is one group that grabbed headlines for highlighting it is worst. fox's adam housley has more. >> reporter: the 33rd annual razzies are out and twilight is heading up the list. >> the razzies are all about having fun at the expense of hollywood stars. frankly, this was probably the best twilight moviele after five of them. >> that's my boy came in second worst. the actor seems to be a razzie favorite. last year, jack and jill september a record by winning 10 awards. this year's razzies will be handed out february 23rd, the day before the oscars. the british academy of theater and film announce the bafta nominees. lincoln is leadi
griffin and the clippers collide with the lakers. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, head coach...christian, sta the clock... >>> aftering let go by the eagles -- after being let go by the eagles, andy reid is heading to be the chiefs' new coach. >>> 20 points for khene, cal wins. >>> cal wins 55-50. >>> over 85 ,000 at cowboys stadium watching johnny manziel shine at the cotton bowl. 4 touchdowns, 2 in the air for johnny football. >>> texas a&m all over oklahoma. >>> linsanity took a hard hit. he would come back and help move win by 14. >>> blake griffin getting up close and personal with the fans courtside in the battle of los angeles. we've seen quite a few griffin dunks but how about a 3-pointer? the warriors are in l.a. tomorrow for round 2 against the clips. >> it was exciting, born and raised in los angeles. to see the competition between the clippers and lakers. ,,,,,,,,
. >>> still ahead here on "way too early" robert griffin iii limps his way through the loss. we'll show you the highlights and get redskins coach mike shanahan take next in sports. >>> plus, your country may be in a bad place when your selects start to defect to russia. gerard depardieu takes his hatred of the french tax code to russia. and a check of your weather when "way too early" comes back. >>> today in the oval office the big five, all of this nation's living president future current and past, the first and last time so many presidents gathered in the white house at once was back in 1981. [ male announcer ] staples is the number-one office superstore ink retailer in america. now get $6 back in staples rewards for every ink cartridge you recycle when you spend $50 on hp ink. staples. that was easy. in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take befor
con el futbol americano de la nfl. robert griffin iii, quarterback novato de los redskins de washington, estaria camino al quirofano. una fuente de alto nivel dentro de la organizaciÓn de los redskins, dijo que griffin serÁ operado del ligamento lateral colateral y que, durante el procedimiento, el doctor james andrews evaluara el ligamento cruzado anterior y determinarÁ si es necesario que tambiÉn sea reparado. aunque no se ha dado a conocer una fecha ni un horario exactos, la cirugÍa estÁ programada para realizarse esta misma semana. griffin se lesionÓ el domingo pasad, lo que ha desatado la controversia en torno a que si el entrenador en jefe mike shanahan debiÓ permitirle regresar a la cancha a pesar de vamos con las novedades del beisbol de grandes ligas. y es que adam laroche aceptÓ un contrato de dos aÑos para regresar con los nacionales de washington. el acuerdo, otorga ademÁs al primera base y al club una opciÓn a mutua por un tercer aÑo. como agente libre, laroche pretendÍa un contrato de tres aÑos al te Érmino de una temporada en la que bateÓ 33 cu
on sunday. griffin says his knee is fine. the brace does hamper his mobility a bit. skins are less than 48 hours from kickoff first post season a apeer aaa appearance for griffin and open to the media. the knee brace hidden. behind practice sweats. griffin's knee its fully healed. but he still has to wear that brace this weekend for protection. meantime, the players may not be feeling extra pressure. but they're certainly aware that chances like these are hard to come by. i went to the super bowl second year in the league. able to win it. and at that point in your career. you don't realize how tough tip is to get to the playoffs. and to win it. definitely appreciate this a lot more. >> you realize that -- it is all about getting the playoffs. once you got there you have hand opportunity. and, so, it's how you play once you get there. and we'll take the opportunity to -- win some games. >> excited to be at home as well. key, guys like fletcher savoring this opportunity. coming up in sports, we'll tell you why he may be needed more than ever stun day. >> thank you, carol. >> redskins fans ha
season is now in the books. next up, robert griffin the third getting ready for 2013. he had a 5 hour surgery this morning in florida to repair the l cl and what proved to be a complete tear of his acl. the typical recovery time is 6 to 8 months. according to a report mike shanahan reviewed the game tape and believes it took place on the play right before the low snap that took griffin to the ground. he rolls out and gets checked by bruce urban. the focus is on rg iiiest rehab which started today. a statest from dr. andrews. he had successful knee surgery a direct repair to his lcl and redo of his previous acl reconstruction. we expect a full recovery and it is everyone's believe he will be ready for the 2013 season. tim high tower who tore his acl, october 2011 has this advice for griffin. >> one thing important for him is not putting a timeline on it, let his body dictate that and going out there, and just a, finding a group of people he trusts and who know what they are doing, who are going to make sure that he has the things in front of him he needs. he is a hard worker. you can't
. well lori, the big difference in those games is that while griffin was indeed hurt, he was also effective. now if that was the case on sunday after reinjuring that knee in the first quarter, then we would have much less to complain about. in any case though, ron says that the bad news for rg3 and the skins fans, it is just the beginning. griffin, he will never be the same again. and he will not scamper like he has and he will be psychologically hampered to do the same regardless of the fact that he may physically recover. stay warm. speaking of the psychological, how do you think that the team of veterans really feel about griffin being treated like the second coming of christ? well captain sunshine, i think those veterans will be glad to win games and make the playoffs. i also think that there will be no way to know what's going to happen to rg3 as he recovers. and i also think that while he may be able to scamper, then he will need to have a lot less than that next season. i'm looking for a lot more on your e-mails. address is that's our report. i'll be righ
in this postseason. the seahawks in washington where robert griffin iii was trying to gut it out with a heavy brace on his injured knee. and early on, the redskins made it looks like this game would be a breeze. griffin threw a short touchdown pass to royster and then to paulson for a touchdown. the seahawks looking at a 14-0 deficit before the 2nd quarter started. griffin went to the sidelinings to his knee monitored by renowned orthopedists. and russell wilson hit robinson with a swing pass for 6. it was 14-10. late in the first half, the redskins trying to get some offense going again. griffin throws into coverage for pierre garcon. it's 14-13 at the half. in the 3rd quarter the seahawks were poised to take the lead, but marshawn lynch has the ball punched out and it's recovered by jenkins at the 1. the redskins dodge a bullet. neither team scored in the 3rd quarter as washington's defense held on by a thread. that changes in 4th. wilson shows just how fast he is. the seahawks had a 2-point conversion and take their first lead of the day. the redskins couldn't get anything going offensively. gri
season. here's a statement from dr. andrews who performed the surgery. robert griffin 3 had successful knee surgery earlier this morning. he had a direct repair of his lcl and redo of his previous acl reconstruction we expect a full recovery. it's everyone's hope and belief that due to his high motivation, he'll be ready for the 2013 season. there is precedent for quick return. the vikings running back adrian peterson tore his acl last year and came back for an amazing season this year and our lindsay murphy has been on the story and joins us now with more. lindsay? >> reporter: yes, scott. robert griffin 3 story has been the great debate since sunday night. redskins fans on twitter have not been shy when speaking about the situation. but when news came out he was having surgery this morning, many shared the same thoughts, that they can wait however long as long as robert gets healthy. he was an unstoppable force on the football field this season and candid off of the field. >> we never shared a burrito. for the first time since he was drafted second overall last april, robert griffin
on the knee of robert griffin, iii is now telling us how it went this morning. >> dan helly is with us now to tell us what we know. what do we know? >> it is done. and a full recovery is expected. that's the word from dr. james andrews late this afternoon after he performed that knee surgery on robert griffin, iii. the surgery happened this morning at dr. andrews' clinic in pensacola, florida, within the last few hours. andrews released this statement saying griffin needed to repair both the lateral collateral ligament, the lcl and the anterior cruciate ligament, the acl, in the knee. the procedure began about 7 a.m. and lasted around two hours. so, what's next, you ask? griffin is gonna stay in florida for the foreseeable future, be monitored and begin his rehab, the initial six to eight weeks very crucial in the recovery process it could last anywhere from six to 12 months. griffin looking forward to playing next season. before his procedure, he tweeted, "thank you for your prayers and support. i love god, my family, the team, my fans and i love this game. see you next season." so, that'
is the rookie quarterback sensation not named robert griffin iii who will start sunday between the redskins and the seahawks. >> on russell wilson, starting quarterback for seattle. and as popular as rgiii is an washington, russell wilson it is in seattle. >> he brings energy to a great game. >> his roots deep in the area, growing up in richmond, spending many summers in d.c. with his uncle ben and his family. >> my dad helped change my life. i was excited to be able to go home to him and tell him i was drafted in professional baseball. the toughest part was he died that night. >> it is inspiring to see him overcome obstacles, to see him succeed. russell wilson is a young man who has always persevered under special circumstances. >> sunday, hhis uncle will be at fedex, wearing his no. 3 seattle seahawks jersey, saying what will be a tremendous game between two of his favorite teams, but cheering for his favorite quarterback. >> it has been a great year for rgiii and the redskins. tonight, we will chronicled the amazing year, right here on abc 7. >> general motors is recalling more than 50,0
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robert griffin, iii was asked about his recovering right knee. he said it feels better every day and he hasn't had any setbacks following games. griffin admits the brace may be americaning him more than the injury. -- hindering him more than the brace. cedric griffin is done serving a four game suspension for testing positive for adderall which is banned by the nfl. shanahan indicated he may not be in game shape yet, but griffin hopes to make an impact sunday. >> i've been here in spirit. i've been praying a whole lot just sitting here watching the game on the edge of my seat. i've been the biggest cheerleader for the washington redskins these last four weeks and i'm just thankful for coach shanahan and everybody just for bringing me back and making sure i'm going to contribute throughout this playoff run for sure. >> sunday alfred morris shattered the single season rushing record for the skins and today was named nfc offensive player of the year. his 200 rushing yard effort against the cowboys the most by any player in the mike shanahan era. he finished second in the nfl in rushing. ma
in the justice department of the carter of an assertion as special assistant to attorney general griffin bell. then as spokesman and now executive editor of national geographic. it's a real pleasure to have you back. [applause] so i'm going to start with barbara. just because i think one her to tell us, what is it like? what is it like? and this is a moment that may be others we know have faced. when jack died in you are faced with all of his papers and you're starting to go through them, what kind of an emotional experience is that? and i'll end it there. tell us about the experience of going through jack's papers. >> i must say, and while friend. [applause] and also to say how pleased i am at jack's papers are here at emory. this is really where they belong. you may not know it, but emery has an astounding collection. but the curator here pursued jack with a special field because they made as of specialty out of seven journalists. they have quite a distinguished roster. starting with ralph mcgill, the great. [indiscernible] can we do this. restart. marshall friday. many of you nestle li
, and washington redskins quarterback, robert griffin iii, ended his stellar rookie season pretty painfully. in his first ever playoff appearance, griffin reinjured his ailing right knee in the fourth quarter against the seattle seahawks. while trying to scoop a bad snap, griffin went down, with his knee buckling badly behind him. and left the game limping. >> i think i did put myself at more risk by being out there. but every time you step on the football field, in between the lines, you are putting your life, your career, every single ligament in your body in jeopardy. >> griffin had sprained his knee early last month and was wearing a brace. this morning critics are questioning whether griffin should have played at all. he is scheduled to get an mri today. >>> lot of people questioning the redskins' coach on that call. why not yank him. yep. >>> hockey fans are celebrating the end of a lockout that has wiped out nearly four months of the season. the last time fans saw any action on the ice was back in november. a charity game between new york/new jersey, players for victims of hurricane sandy. t
robert griffin iii. stay tuned for that. >> scott, see you in a bit. >>> well, they are getting the field ready for sunday's wildcard match-up. this was the scene earlier today as sky fox flew high above fedexfield. the question is what kind of weather will greet the fans going to the stadium this sun. i am with gary mcgrady -- that was today, right? >> why he. >> it was fabulous. we want it know about game day sunday. >> i want to know how you got your jersey and how you got approval to wear a football jersey on television. >> what are you talking about? redskins. this is north donovan mcnabb, so you know. it's fox5. >> turn around. that's how you know it's a shawn yancy special. did they deliver that today to you? >> yeah, i will not reveal that. >> i am sure -- >> we are showing our redskins pride. >> what's going on sunday? >> i didn't see anything on my desk. nothing. >> well, give us a good forecast and we'll talk. >> if they'll send me a redskins tie i'll wear it. bow tie, this kind of tie, whatever. i don't even know where you would find one. 4:30 is kickoff. 4:37. something like
what -- and you have to play like you have nothing to lose. >> robert griffin iii and alfred morris, two stud rookies. we'll have more on both of them coming up, including if robert griffin iii will wear that knee brace, which some think has been slowing him down a bit. >> thank you, dan. >>> new and reelected members of the council are ready, but they acknowledge they need to do more to remove the. >> reporter: the family bibles were at the ready. last-minute texts were being checked. and music played as leaders of the city brought a personal touch. 20-year member jack evans of ward 2 noting his trippletts have just turned 16. >> does anyone know what that means? they get a driver's permit, right? tried her hand at spanish. >>. [ speaking foreign language ] . >> reporter: but hanging over the formal ceremony, two --. >> i'm standing here today, because 80,000 residents in all eight wards spoke with one voice in favor of reform. >> reporter: just two years ago, u.s. attorney general eric holder was swearing in new chairman kwame brown. he resigned last summer after pleading guilty t
. >>> this morning, robert griffin iii begins his road to recovery. he is in florida where he had major reconstructive surgery to his right knee. dr. james andrews repaired his torn acl and lcl yesterday morning. he expects rg3 to be healed in six to eight months which could mean he would be back in time for the start of next season. this was griffin's second major surgery to his right knee. he tore the acl in college. >>> all right. today metro has some good news for rider as part of its annual budget. there are no fare hikes planned for the coming fiscal year, and that reflects a plan enacted a few years ago to only raise fares every two years. last year fares went up about 5%. the $2.5 billion budget contains plans to continue fixing old tracks, as well as upgrades so the tracks can handle more eight-car trains and the addition of express bus routes. >>> flu cases across the country are skyrocketing. the centers for disease control says high levels of flu-like illnesses have been reported in 29 states so far. in boston, they've already had 700 flu cases, including four deaths. that i
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